In a huge victory to environmentalists and conservationists, the Karnataka High Court yesterday asked the Indian Railways and the Ministry of Railways to seek environment-related clearances before commissioning two rail projects in Coorg — Mysuru-Kushalnagar line and the Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line. Read MoreRead More...
K.C. Biddappa, President, Coorg Wildlife Society (CWS) and Hon. Wildlife Warden of Kodagu District, visited Apollo BGS Hospital in city recently, to enquire about the health condition of Kavitha, a victim of an elephant attack in Valnur village, Kodagu.
She had suffered multiple injuries and has recovered. Read More
Madikeri: The Karnataka High Court will on Aug.20, hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Petition against the proposed Railway lines that cuts through Kodagu and the expansion of Highways inside the district. The PIL (WP 17990/2018) was filed on 24.4.2018 by the then President of Coorg Wildlife Society Col. (retd.) C.P. Muthanna, who is also the Coordinator, Save Kodagu and Cauvery Campaign. Read MoreRead More...
Government has to either say Yes or No to the project or it must say that the project is under consideration or underway
NOTE: The Railway Ministry’s ‘advice’ to the Kerala government to ‘seek specific approval’ from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to carry out a survey for the proposed Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line is not the real hurdle for the project. Read More
The Environment, the Forests, the Landscape and the very future of Kodagu and its people are at stake due to the proposals for two destructive projects of Railways and four Multi-lane National Highways through Kodagu. With the felling of lakhs of trees across Kodagu, the death of River Cauvery will be only a matter of time. Read MoreRead More...
By K K Aiyamma
Taking note of the urbanization leading to sweeping changes in the landscape of Coorg (which forms a part of Western Ghats) – Coorg Wildlife Society has reiterated their request to declare Coorg as eco-sensitive zone.
According to the report in Deccan Herald, the president of the Society, Col.(Retd) C.P. Read More
Addressing a press conference at Madikeri on Monday Col (retd). C.P Muthanna , President of Coorg Wild Life society (CWS) came down heavily on the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., (PGCIL) alleging that PGCIL has been placing advertisements in various news papers regarding the 400 KV Power line through Kodagu, with malafide intent.
Col. Read More
Image: Sabrina with her Mahseer Catch
By: Sabrina Duelken, with inputs from C.P. Aiyappa
Our rafting guide commented that there are no animals living in the water of this rafting area, however different species of animals can be seen in other parts of the river, such as the Masheer fish further upstream. Read More
Picture from the outskirts of Madikeri Town. Madikeri Town is a mere 17 Sq Km. Image by: Julijan Ny?a
Amidst calls by the Cauvery Family (a group of farmer leaders from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu formed to resolve the Cauvery tangle) to cancel the investors meet , yesterday the Coorg Investors Meet was held at Madikeri. Read More